ColourPop x Karrueche Glo Up Super Shock Cheek Review

ColourPop x Karrueche Glo Up Super Shock Cheek

When ColourPop announced that they were collaborating with model Karrueche Tran for a limited edition collection I couldn’t help but roll my eyes. She’s mostly famous for being Chris Brown’s girlfriend. Not for her style or makeup choices. So it just seemed off and gimmicky that she would be coming out with her own makeup collection. Then the collection dropped and I started seeing pictures and swatches everywhere and my mind was blown. Her ColourPop collection turned out to be bomb! There’s Ultra Matte Liquid Lipsticks, Lippie Pencils, shadows and more that were all so beautiful that I couldn’t help but to order a few things. Including the gorgeous Glo Up Super Shock Cheek highlighter.

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Yes to Coconut Ultra Hydrating Facial Soufflé Moisturizer Review

Yes to Coconut Hydrate & Restore Ultra Hydrating Facial Soufflé Moisturizer

I’m always down to save a few bucks when it comes to makeup because some drugstore brands perform just as well as higher end ones depending on the product. But things are a little different for me when it comes to skincare. I usually prefer to spend a few extra bucks to make sure I’m getting quality ingredients that won’t irritate my sensitive skin. These days, however, drugstore brands have really been stepping it up in the skincare department offering some great quality products with some rather impressive skin-loving ingredients.

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LORAC Alter Ego Lipgloss Haul & Swatches

Lorac Vixen, Free Spirit, Secret Agent, CEO, Duchess Alter Ego Lip Gloss

We all know that I’m more of a lipstick girl but when Ulta slashed the price of the LORAC Alter Ego Glosses in half from $16 to $8 I was all over it. How could a girl resist $8 Prestige lip gloss?! LORAC makes some really great quality products that I think are often overlooked because they don’t have the insane cult following like Anastasia Beverly Hills or Tarte. Which is madness because the Pro Palettes alone deserves all the praise in the world. They’re seriously that good!

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Tarte Double Duty Beauty 101 Discovery Kit

Tarte Double Duty Beauty 101 Discovery Kit

Tarte has really been growing on me since I’ve tried the Tartelette Eyeshadow Palettes and even more so after attending their Double Duty Beauty Collection training for Ulta. Tarte actually has some really great stuff! I’ve always been on the fence to try their products because the color range always seemed better suited for lighter skin tones to me. Especially when it comes to complexion products. I still have to give Tarte the side eye on that because they’re not moving quite fast enough for me when it comes to expanding the line to include darker shades. However, I’ll cut Tarte the slimmest amount of slack because the rest of their color products are rather nice and pretty affordable for a higher end brand.

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Urban Decay Rail 24/7 Waterline Eye Pencil Review

Urban Decay Rail 24/7 Waterline Eye Pencil

A good eyeliner can be hard to find but Urban Decay is one of the few brands I’ve tried that has made life a little easier for makeup lovers. The 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencils have been creeping into my collection for years now with limited edition sets and my recent acquisition of the beautiful Stash. However, it took the new 24/7 Waterline Eye Pencils to really make me realize just how well Urban Decay has perfected their eyeliner formula. My eyes are intensely watery all year round. Especially in the morning as I’m applying my makeup. Which makes getting ready a hassle sometimes because everything is sliding off after the slight water works. My eye cream, falsies and, of course, my eyeliner too.

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Too Faced Warm Glow Candlelight Glow Highlighting Powder Duo Review

Too Faced Candlelight Glow in Warm Glow

Never tried Too Faced? Well now is the time to do so! Too Faced has been creating pure magic with their recent spring and summer releases that are just too good to pass up. Too Faced isn’t just about cute, girly packaging. Nope! Too Faced knows the quality is what really counts and I can honestly say everything I’ve tried from Too Faced so far has been pure quality. The Born This Way Foundation has become my new go to and now I’m head over heels for the new Candlelight Glow Highlighting Powder Duo in Warm Glow. It’s definitely been lighting my fuse!

The new Candlelight Glow Highlighting Powder Duo is a spin-off from Too Faced’s bestselling highlighter, Candlelight. This time around it comes with two shades in one and comes in two varieties: Rosy Glow, for lighter, cooler complexions, and Warm Glow, for darker, warmer complexions. Because I live to be a glowing golden goddess all the time I opted for Candlelight Warm Glow since I knew it would work beautifully with my brown skin.

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5 Hydrating Primers for Dry Skin

5 Primers for Dry Skin

Tired of your foundation and concealer emphasizing your dry skin? Me too, girl! I’ve tried a ton of different foundations and concealers throughout the years and I’ve discovered that it’s not always the formula that needs a change. Sometimes it’s our approach, skin and technique that needs a little tweaking. Foundation and concealer has a tendency to emphasize dry skin putting the spotlight on flaky patches and fine lines rather than creating that smooth, flawless finish we crave. Now, there’s plenty of moisturizing foundations and concealers out there but if you’re anything like me you’ll quickly learn that they’re not without flaws either. Some moisturizing formulas tend to settle into fine lines and wrinkles as well as fade quickly, look greasy or just feel too rich–especially in the summer. That’s why I like to focus on correcting my dry skin with a solid skincare routine (which I’ll soon share!) and a good hydrating formula to ensure that my makeup applies and wears beautifully all day.

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Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Blush Palette Swatches

Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Blush Palette

Nothing warms a makeup junkie’s heart more than seeing limited edition palettes go on sale. It’s just magical! Last week, Ulta decided to close out 21 Days of Beauty with a bang by adding the Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Blush Palette as a Hot Buy for half off. For just $22.50, many of us were able to get our hands on Gwen Stefani’s personalized limited edition blush palette online and in stores at Ulta. Of course, it sold like hot cakes so everyone wasn’t able to catch such a great deal before it disappered. However, Sephora has decided to join in on the fun by marking down the Urban Decay Gwen Stefani Blush Palette to just $30. Yay!

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Tarte Tartelette in Bloom Eyeshadow Palette Review

Tarte Tartelette in Bloom Eyeshadow Palette

The makeup world is still losing their minds over the Too Faced Sweet Peach Palette (so am I a little) but I still can’t give up my Tarte Tartelette in Bloom Palette. Not just yet. The Tartelette in Bloom Palette first made its appearance to the scene during the holiday season and I’ve been finding myself reaching for it consistently ever since. It’s very similar to the original Tartelette Amazonian Clay Matte Eyeshadow Palette except it sports much warmer shades and Tarte tossed 3 lustre shadows to balance out all the mattes. I live for a dash of shimmer and shine on the lids so I appreciate Tarte switching it up. A lot.

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Ulta 21 Days of Beauty Round Up

Ulta 21 Days of Beauty Haul

Ulta’s 21 Days of Beauty has come and gone and taken a chunk of my money. LOL! I definitely saw it coming though because the Beauty Steals and Hot Buys (we’ll discuss later) were just too good to pass up. Up to 50% off Prestige makeup, skin and nail goodies? Those are the kinda deals you just can’t miss! Prestige products almost never go on sale at Ulta so 21 Days of Beauty was the perfect time to stock up on favorites or try something new. I used the opportunity to try a lot of new products that were either already on my list or would have never crossed my mind but turned out to be pretty amazing. Basically, I had a lot of fun during 21 Days of Beauty!

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